Remember when leather wasn't cool? Me neither. That's because leather (especially in well structured jacket form) is a style staple. Every girl needs to have a leather piece hanging in her closet for those breezy fall days and chilly autumn nights.
I know what you're thinking:
I get it. The leather look can be a little intimidating, but don't let that stop you. Remember - the leather doesn't wear YOU. YOU wear the leather. After all, you are a fierce fall bitch. Pumpkin Spice errrythang. Boots on Boots. Throw blankets and candles on every surface of the house. Pre-mature holiday decorating. And you guessed it - LEATHER.
My leather obsession started a couple years ago, so I thought I would share a few of my favorite jackets and how I typically style them. (Mind you it's approx. 80 degrees out right now... but what's wrong with a little preparation?!).
Pretty Punk: I love this look because it is easy and casual but still stylish enough to go out for a drink with friends. I abuse this jeans way too much, but I love the unique color. Green skinny jeans: TJ MAXX, Sassy 'Hello/Goodbye' wifebeater tank: TJ MAXX, Black natural leather jacket: Thriftstore, Comfy fall mountain boots: ROSS, and lastly a one of a kind whistle necklace from a Huntington Beach boardwalk shop.
Lady in Red: I am in LOVE with my Red leather/pleather jacket from Forever 21. Our eyes locked from across the store and I knew we were going home together. Seriously though, the quality is surprisingly amazing, and overall really well made. I will some times add an animal print high wasted skirt: KOHLS, Leather riding boots: TJ MAXX, Plain black tank top: Target. With this outfit, I keep jewelry simple. Sparkly watch and stud diamond earrings. Transition from work day to night by slipping on some high heels: Dillard's and a little lipstick!
Fall Fresh: This is the latest jacket to my collection and goes with EVERYTHING. The color is perfect for this time of year, and the cross hatch texture + zippers only add to the luxe. I am also a fan of the t-shirt material hood that compliments the leather and makes the whole piece feel less 'rough and tough'. Brown leather/pleather jacket: ROSS, Grey faded skinny jeans: Forever 21, Autumn tone statement necklace: Michaels, and Suede fall wedges: Target.